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Grateful Dead Live at Civic Center on 1988-04-03




Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - The Promised Land ->
d1t03 - Greatest Story Ever Told ->
d1t04 - Althea
d1t05 - Little Red Rooster
d1t06 - Cold Rain And Snow
d1t07 - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
d1t08 - Box Of Rain
d1t09 - Don't Ease Me In

Set 2:
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - Playing In The Band ->
d2t03 - Crazy Fingers ->
d2t04 - Franklin's Tower ->
d2t05 - Man Smart, Woman Smarter ->
d2t06 - Drums ->
d2t07 - Space ->
d2t08 - Gimme Some Lovin' ->
d2t09 - Black Peter ->
d2t10 - Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore:
d2t11 - It's All Over Now Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date April 3, 1988
Venue Civic Center
Location Hartford , CT

Source SBD -> Cassette Master (TDK SA-X90) D
Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/48k) ->
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Notes

Patch Info:
Unknown Mics -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD (shnid=9628) supplies:
Gimme Some Lovin' (0:31 - 0:39)
Notes:
-- Patch source was labeled a sbd but is obviously an audience recording

Reviews

Reviewer: Discmen65 - - September 30, 2013
Subject: He was sick
This show was a "spring forward" show. The clock in my hotel room wasn't changed, and I found myself running to get inside in time. I was in a tizzy, not helped by the acid, and didn't know if Jer's vocals were real or if I was hallucinating it. It wasn't coke and cigarettes. He sounded amazing just a few nights before in NY,and after. Just a bad vocal night for the big guy.
Reviewer: legga69* - - April 7, 2013
Subject: What the Vocals ?!?
It's quite obvious that Jerry's vocal chords are hurtin bad. Whether it's a cold or laryngitis or just from taking a beating from cigarettes and whatnot. Either way it starts out rough and gets worse. To the point where he gets pissed and throws the mic down on stage and steps back and rips a brief but emotional jam during Black Peter. You can barely hear it but I was there and remember vividly. I did however forget about Weir mimicking Dylan during Memphis Blues. Must of been peaking ;-} overall not a great performance but certainly rare
Reviewer: East Coast Dave in WA - - June 23, 2010
Subject: Strong jams, too bad about Jerry's pipes, though.......
This show isn't as bad as some say. If Jerry's voice had been better, it would be an easy four stars. The Dead have never been known for excellent singing, and at this stage of the game, Jerry's vocals were just ok even on his best nights (in terms of staying on key, at least). Althea, Crazy Fingers and Don't Ease are more-or-less write offs due to Jerry's voice and/or lyric flubs. Franklin's, Black Peter and Baby Blue I'd call sub-par (even for late period Jerry) but passable. Cold Rain is ok, as well. Plus, the strength of a show does not depend solely on Jerry's singing. Bob, Brent, and even Phil step up to help Jerry out, and the band's playing is strong throughout. This Lovelight is possibly my favorite Bob version, in fact. This would've been a good to really good show if Jerry had sung less (or picked less challenging songs), as it stands, I'd call it on the better side of ok (on the strength of the rest of the band). Having said that, though, I'd say if you weren't there (as I was), you can skip this one unless you're a huge fan of Bobby singing Lovelight. You can find shows from this era, year, and tour where the band plays as well, or even better, than you'll hear on this show, with the added bonus of better-sounding Jerry vocals.
Reviewer: awisdom - - February 28, 2010
Subject: Vocals
I was there. Jerry was clearly sick. After Althea I couldn't understand why they played Crazy Fingers. Weir, silk shirt and all, saved the day along with Brent.
Reviewer: BIG_R - - August 17, 2009
Subject: 4-3-88
Very well played, nice set list and a good C Miller remaster. However after hearing Jerry's voice getting worse and worse I have to rate this a three star show. Did he really have a cold or was it cocaine and cigarettes like back in 1985. I swear at least a third of the shows that year he sounded bad.
Reviewer: AcousticPob - - April 3, 2009
Subject: Nice show
If I remember correctly, Jerry was fighting a cold. You can hear the stuffiness in Althea. Poor guy :)
But over all a nice show.
Reviewer: gregulator - - February 26, 2009
Subject: recording is matrix mix(sbd/aud) healy was doing at time
I believe this was a healy matrix mix which explains the aud noise,and the perfect sound. Crazy fingers is a little shaky with the vocals.
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